MURDER IS AN INAUSPICIOUS BEGINNING FOR ROMANCE
Young bluestocking Lydia Trevelyn and her notable neighbor Lord Beaumont had managed to thwart all matchmaking schemes. However, fate conspires to bring them together through a most unfortunate means: murder. For when Beaumont finds a body in a local river, Lydia is shocked to discover that the deceased was, in life, her father's mistress.
Shaken by the truth about her father and by the murky circumstances of his paramour's death, Lydia sees Beaumont as an ally in solving the mystery. Amid much bickering, the unlikely pair plumbs London's seamier side, exposing themselves to unbidden danger--not the least of which is the peril of losing their hearts . . . to love!
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Lovely Lydia Trevelyn is determined to remain a spinster, much to her mother's dismay. When the body of her father's mistress is discovered in the river near her home, Lydia vows to solve the mystery and prove her father's innocence. Aided by her dashing neighbor, Lord Beaumont, Lydia begins an investigation that endangers both her safety and her heart. Playmates from long ago, Lord Beaumont considers Lydia a naive girl and insists upon helping with the investigation. Sparks fly between the two, but can the charming Lord convince Lydia to abandon her wishes for spinsterhood and marry him instead? With witty dialogue, noble but human characters, and descriptive passages, Smith strikes just the right chord of authenticity that's integral to the Regency novel. The addition of a well-crafted mystery plot makes Little Coquette an eminently enjoyable read for longtime Regency romance fans as well as readers new to the genre. --Lois Faye DyerFrom the Publisher:
I was a bit wary of reading a Regency romantic mystery. I thought it would be an awkward combination of Jane Austen and Agatha Christie, but I was wonderfully surprised. In LITTLE COQUETTE, the romance and mystery elements are perfectly matched to one another to increase both the tension and the fun! I am just glad that this book is one of many Regency romantic mysteries by Joan Smith.
Charlotte Herscher, Editorial Assistant
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Book Description Ivy Books, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110449001539
Book Description Ivy Books, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0449001539